Schuberth C5 Review: Is It Worth The Hype?

We’ve waited a long time to hold this helmet in our hands, and we’re so happy that it’s finally got to test it out. The Schuberth C5 is an all-new tour modular helmet with modern features and specifications. This is the schuberth C5. The long-awaited replacement for the tried-and-true C3 helmet, if we leave the controversial C4 out of the picture.

Schuberth brought out the original C4 helmet around four years ago. It was a great improvement to the C3, but it didn’t work as well as we had hoped and expected. 

Schuberth C5 Review

Maybe you remember the pinlock incident. Although Schuberth swapped the pinlock anti-fog lenses for their cheaper creation, it didn’t work.

There was also an issue with the chin ventilation button, which would fall off quite easily. 

These issues were all fixed with the release of the new C4 pro, which was improved, but it still wasn’t blowing us away.

It is now time for a new flip-up helmet, and I’m so excited to present to you the new Schuberth C5. a helmet designed from the ground up with many good specifications and functions.

The following is something you’ll hear me say quite a lot in the future. But the ECE 2206 certification is one of the most important innovations in the land of helmets.

Motorcycle helmets are tested according to stricter rules that raise the bar of helmet manufacturers.

For example, they have added a rotational force test with accessories such as a sun visor or integrated communication system. Great news for all of us bikers because this makes our helmets safer.

You’ve probably already guessed it, but the Schuberth C5 is one of the first high-end new helmets to feature this safety certification.

Something that goes hand in hand with the new certification is the P/J homologation. With this configuration, you’ll be able to lock the chin bar into place in the open position, allowing you to ride on public roads.

The C5 is the very first shield of the helmet with this option. However, competitors such as the Shoei Neotec 2 and the Nolan N105 have had this function for some years.

Outer Shell

The helmet’s outer shell is made according to the direct fiber processing method, which is nothing new, but it is new that the fiberglass outer shell has now been reinforced with one layer of carbon fiber.

This is good for the helmet’s strength but also helps keep its weight down a little bit.

The helmet weighs around 16 hundred and forty grams in the smallest shell size, which is fine for this type of lid.

Speaking of shell sizes. This helmet comes in two outer shell sizes, which I don’t understand for this price. I can’t think of any other helmet in this price category that only comes in two shell sizes, and I think the next model should have at least three.

The more shell sizes a helmet has, the smaller and lighter the helmet will be in smaller sizes, which makes sense.

That’s also better for the helmet’s fit, although I must admit that this helmet has a very good fit and shape. Much more true to the c3 and more comfortable than the c4.

Inner Lining

the material feels soft and premium, so I wouldn’t worry too much about comfort when choosing this helmet,

The inner lining is now also much easier to remove. It even has a function that allows you to seal off the ventilation holes on the shell inside. a kind of winter option if you like.

There should be an interesting new concept coming out with this helmet. The system is called Schuberth individual, and it appears to be a sort of DIY custom fit system inspired by Shoei’s extensive personal fitting system.

We know that it will be possible to adjust the fit and shape of the helmet to your preference and head shape with additional pads.

Everybody has a different head, and with this system, it will be possible for more riders to have a good comfortable helmet to ride with. 

The position of the chin strap has been improved. In addition, there is a completely new neck roll at the bottom of the helmet.

Schuberth once had the quietest helmets on the market until the Shoei neotec tool stole their limelight.

The question now is how the new C5 will block wind noise. We will be looking into this in the future and letting YOU KNOW.


The c5 has an improved aerodynamic shell and goes back to the core design of the extremely successful C3.

Compared to the C4, the helmet seems to have gotten more compact again. I think this helmet looks like a combination between the Schuberth C4 and the Nolan N105, which is quite a compliment as both of these lids are nice-looking.

Face Shield

Of course, the German helmet manufacturer has chosen to use a large visor with great viewing angles, which is very comfortable while riding. 

Using a cheaper anti-fog lens was a mistake and has not been made again. This helmet comes with a max vision pin log 120 lenses to prevent you from having a foggy visor.

Another great new feature on the C5 helmet is the memory function system on the visor, which is a patented system, so don’t go stealing it.

It means that if you open the visor and then open the chin bar, the visor will stir in the same place when you close the chin bar, so it remembers where it was. This is handy, but it’s not difficult to adjust the visor while riding.


The ventilation on this helmet is much more extensive than on the C4. I also think that all panels and sliders feel steadier, which is a welcome improvement.

Along with the visor, a double air inlet on the chin also directs air upwards and lets air get right to the mouth.

The air filter is replaceable; I’ve been told it helps battle new viruses. I’m not entirely sure about that.

At the back of the helmet, we see a large air outlet to allow the warm air to be sucked out in the vacuum area keeping your head cool at all times.

Bluetooth Intercom

A very important feature for tour riders is preparing for a communication system and not just any system.

The C5 features the most impressive integrated system I’ve seen on any helmet. And as you may be familiar with the c4 helmet, the c5 comes pre-installed with all kinds of speakers and antenna wiring. You name it.

The module’s installation is a walk in the park, a very short walk in the pack, but it is a very serious module.

The new Schuberth C2 is based on the Cena 50s system, which means this helmet has the mesh 2.0 system, and that’s cool because it means you can have a group mesh intercom conversation with up to 24 riders and open mesh intercom conversations with an unlimited amount of riders.

Talk time with this system will be about 8 hours when using the mesh system and around 12 hours for a regular Bluetooth intercom.

The control panel is now much easier to use and is much more suitable on the helmet, at the side instead of the back.

The sc2 system also features voice control support for Siri and Google assistant. The set comes with a boom microphone which I’m really happy to see; you can install it by clicking it into place at the side of the helmet.

So much better than the small side mic used on the c4 pro helmets. This microphone can be positioned directly in front of your mouth.

It won’t take a minute to install this state-of-the-art communication module and microphone. Everything has been prepared, so it’s really easy. My hat goes off to Schuberth and Senna. 

It’s obvious that Schuberth has put itself back on the map with this up-to-date communication system and a new helmet. 

We are very impressed with what they have come up with and delivered, and we’re excited to try out the helmet for ourselves.

They’re making up for lost time which is so necessary and, to be honest, quite overdue.

The helmet costs a little bit more than the C4 pro for a solid color, you’re looking at 629 euros, and for a design, you’re going to be looking at 729 euros.

The sc2 communication system costs 349 euros. Not exactly cheap, but you will be getting a legendary tour helmet with a lot of comfort in return.

What are the pros and cons of the Schuberth C5?


  • It has a wider field of vision, so it is easier to see what’s happening around you.
  • The helmet is made of a top-notch material that makes it very durable.
  • The price is reasonable and not too expensive.


  • There are two sizes, one for the rider and the passenger. This makes it difficult to find a size that fits both people.
  • It has a little bit of an overhang at the back of the head, making wearing a helmet feel uncomfortable after a while.

In Conclusion

The Schuberth C5 Helmet is a motorcycle helmet that would work for people who ride both on and off-road motorcycles but might not be up to speed for racing purposes.

The Schuberth C5 helmet is an aerodynamic, DOT-approved motorcycle helmet with a unique shape and new features that offer the best protection and comfort.

The C5 helmet is available in two sizes, Small and Large, and comes in various color options. The helmet features an integrated sun visor and a one-touch button to activate the built-in speaker.

The integrated microphone allows you to take hands-free calls from your cell phone. The C5 helmet is pre-installed with the SC2 communication system, which is available as an accessory.

Where To Buy

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Keith Mallinson has been a motorcycle enthusiast for the past 20 years. He has owned a variety of bikes during this time, ranging from sport bikes to cruisers. Keith has a passion for all things motorcycle related, including riding, maintaining, and customizing his bikes.In addition to his personal experience with motorcycles, Keith has also kept up to date with industry news and trends. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and insights with others through his motorcycle blog.When he's not out on the open road, Keith can be found tinkering in his garage, planning his next road trip, or spending time with his family.